broadly speaking

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Adv.1.broadly speaking - without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he interprets the law broadly"
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Trent knew that, although broadly speaking he was innocent of any desire to harm or desert Monty, no power on earth would ever convince Francis of that.
There are, broadly speaking, two types of drinkers.
However, I had read "Tom Jones," and "Rod- erick Random," and other books of that kind, and knew that the highest and first ladies and gentlemen in England had remained little or no cleaner in their talk, and in the morals and conduct which such talk implies, clear up to a hundred years ago; in fact clear into our own nineteenth century -- in which century, broadly speaking, the earliest samples of the real lady and real gentleman discoverable in English history -- or in European history, for that matter -- may be said to have made their appearance.
There were classes of a sort, although nobody, broadly speaking, studied the same book with anybody else, or had arrived at the same degree of proficiency in any one branch of learning.
When I tell you that no one from this country was invited to the conference, I think you will be able, broadly speaking, to divine its purpose.
But the higher we rise in the evolutionary scale, broadly speaking, the greater becomes the power of learning, and the fewer are the occasions when pure instinct is exhibited unmodified in adult life.
Broadly speaking, the past half-century served as a vast and tragic social science experiment, in which the hypothesis of central planning's superiority to markets was tested and decisively repudiated.
Broadly speaking, the text covers the benefits and burdens of employment, private ordering and default terms, tort-based protections for workers, protecting worker autonomy, workplace property rights and related interests, statutory protections for employees, and risk management.
Broadly speaking, two diverging positions appear to be emerging.
Broadly speaking it would have meant a South-East Northumberland authority comprising Blyth Valley and Wansbeck and two others covering the rural parts of the county.
A Broadly speaking, if your boyfriend wants to sell the house and you refuse, he could make an application to the court to enforce the sale.
Mr Hughes said the loss of export markets following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease had, broadly speaking, been cancelled out by foot-andmouth cullings and disruptions to the supply chain which have led to heavy considerable production losses.